Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver organized its first Women Build in 1995, and volunteers were responsible for organizing every aspect of the build including soliciting in-kind donations, hiring a female supervisor, coordinating the volunteers and even digging the foundation! Although a lot has changed during the last 20 years, Women Build remains a strong program with a clear mission. The Women Build program has three goals:
- Engage women with Habitat’s mission of working in partnership with low income families to provide affordable housing.
- Teach women construction skills.
- Raise funds in support of Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program.
Over the last 5 years, Women Build has developed several new programs to help achieve the 3 goals. Volunteers interested in engaging with Women Build can participate in Women Build Week, become a Women Build Warrior or encourage their company to sponsor a Women Build teambuilding day.
Women Build Week
Did you know that the median-priced home in Denver is now over $400,000, or that Denver has become the highest US ‘housing cost’ city not located on a coast?
Our community is experiencing an affordable housing crisis and too many people—often families with young children—simply can’t find decent, affordable housing. Habitat Metro Denver is addressing this crisis by creating affordable homeownership opportunities.
We need your help to impact families in our community!
Women Build Week is an opportunity for women to take action and impact Denver’s affordable housing crisis. Women Build Week is the biggest Women Build event of year when 150 women come together to build and fund a Habitat house.
Habitat Metro Denver needs to fundraise $150,000 for every home we build. Our goal for Women Build Week is to raise $75,000 toward the cost of a home because the housing crisis in our community requires us to be bold, lean in and do more!
Women Build Week 2020: Dates TBD
- Help us reach our fundraising goal of $75,000
- Women Build Week participants choose one of the following fundraising levels:
- $500, $750, $1,000, $1,500
- Builders who participate multiple days fundraise in support each day
Women Build Week Registration:
- If you would like to receive notification when registration opens, please contact Jeanne Fischetti
Women Build Warriors
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver wants you to become a Women Build Warrior!
We’re looking for women interested in learning construction skills while building friendships and expanding your network of powerful women. Each quarter, Women Build Warriors will gather at a build site to make an impact on the affordable housing crisis in Denver. You can join us to help with tasks like raising walls, installing windows, putting up siding, painting and calking - anything you can imagine involved in building a house!
If you would like to receive updates regarding Women Build Warrior days, please contact Jeanne Fischetti.
Sponsor a Women Build Teambuilding Day
Women Build Teambuilding sponsors provide the two resources that are needed to construct a Habitat for Humanity home - funds and volunteer labor. The sponsorship funds are utilized to purchase the necessary building materials including lumber, siding, drywall and paint. In addition to contributing funds, sponsors are invited to schedule a teambuilding day for their employees.
$10,000 Sponsorship Level
Sponsors are invited to schedule 2 teambuilding days. Each teambuilding day accommodates 10 people.
$5,000 Sponsorship Level
Sponsors are invited to schedule 1 teambuilding day for a team of 10.
If you would like to become a Women Build Teambuilding Sponsor please contact Jeanne Fischetti.